Wonder what you would find if you frisked the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee?
Answer: He’s swimming – Oops! I mean laying – in political scandal after political scandal.
Peter Beinart from the Daily Beast reports:
Charles Rangel would make the all-Madden team, too. The son of a maid, he went to work at age 8, won a Purple Heart in Korea, and rose through the Harlem Democratic machine. Since entering Congress, he has spoken blunt truths: declaring that if congressmen’s sons served in uniform, America would never have gone to war in Iraq. He has taken care of the little guy, assiduously bringing home federal bucks to his impoverished district. And in the Rostenkowski tradition, Rangel has taken care of himself as well, using rent-controlled apartments given to him by a Manhattan developer,and failing to pay income tax on a three-bedroom villa in the Dominican Republic (where he’s been pictured napping).
A Democratic source says party pollsters are picking up rumblings that the Rangel scandal is starting to register with the public. If Pelosi and the White House wait until the ethics committee hands down its final verdict, it may be too late.
Take your time getting rid of Rep. Rangel Democrats… It will make campaigning a whole lot easier for Republicans later on in the year.
In the meantime, I’m sure Rep. Rangel will go take a nap somewhere exotic and randomly forget to pay his taxes that he helps write. Genius!
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